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SK Telecom expands LTE roaming to Canada and Switzerland

SK Telecom expands LTE roaming to Canada and Switzerland

September 10, 2013 at 9:08 am 0 comments

SK Telecom has launched LTE international roaming services in Canada and Switzerland under partnerships with Canada’s Rogers and Swiss Swisscom. SK Telecom’s LTE/LTE-Advanced subscribers will be able to use seamless roaming in all areas of Switzerland excluding mountainous regions, and major cites of Canada including Toronto, Vancouver, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec,Read More

Orange 4G crosses 250,000 subscribers

Orange 4G crosses 250,000 subscribers

September 10, 2013 at 8:47 am 0 comments

Orange 4G has crossed 250,000 customers as users are benefiting a lot from increased speed and great user experience. The company is now offering 4G coverage for all of Paris and 37 other towns in the Paris area. By end September, Orange 4G will cover 70 “agglomerations” including over 500Read More

Carrier-grade Wi-Fi access points will reach 15 mn

Carrier-grade Wi-Fi access points will reach 15 mn

September 6, 2013 at 5:33 pm 0 comments

Growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13.5 percent, the installed base of carrier-grade Wi-Fi access points is forecasted to reach 15 million units by 2018. According to Berg Insight, telecom operators had deployed more than 7 million carrier-grade Wi-Fi access points worldwide at the end of 2012.Read More

Alan Hadden, vice president, Research, GSA

213 LTE networks launched in 81 countries

September 6, 2013 at 4:45 pm 0 comments

213 LTE networks launched in 81 countries According to GSA, 213 operators have commercially launched LTE services in 81 countries. 113 networks were launched in the past 12 months, with several operators bringing fast and dependable broadband Internet connectivity for the first time to rural communities, island territories, and toRead More

CWC to launch 4G LTE in Cayman Islands

CWC to launch 4G LTE in Cayman Islands

September 6, 2013 at 8:27 am 0 comments

Cable & Wireless Communications (CWC) will become the first operator to launch Long Term Evolution (LTE) mobile data services in the Cayman Islands, where it trades as LIME. The upgrade is the latest part of a programme of network upgrades across CWC’s pan-America business, providing customers with better access toRead More

Rajeev Suri, president & CEO, Nokia

LTE-Advanced commercially launched in Korea, courtesy NSN

September 5, 2013 at 2:13 pm 0 comments

NSN helps leading Korean operators become world’s first to launch LTE-Advanced commercially. Three major South Korean operators, SK Telecom, LG U+ and Korea Telecom, are the world’s first operators to launch LTE-Advanced commercially. Using the capabilities of Nokia Solutions and Network’s Flexi Multiradio Base Stations, the operators have implemented LTE-AdvancedRead More

Vittorio Colao, CEO, Vodafone Group

Vodafone to invest £6 billion in Project Spring

September 3, 2013 at 6:43 am 0 comments

Vodafone plans to utilize Verizon stake sale amount for creating attractive growth opportunities for Vodafone in mobile and unified communications services. The transition to 4G and unified communications makes this the right time in the evolution of the sector for Vodafone to pursue further development and differentiation. Vodafone is executingRead More

SK Telecom expands LTE-Advanced service

SK Telecom expands LTE-Advanced service

August 23, 2013 at 7:19 am 0 comments

SK Telecom, South Korea’s leading telecommunications operator is expanding its LTE-Advanced commercial service network, via its local entity Ericsson-LG. The company is providing LTE-Adavnced service to downtown areas of 84 cities nationwide, including the entire Seoul metropolitan area and six other major cities. SK Telecom commercialized its LTE-Advanced service withRead More

Neotel launches “NeoBroadband powered by LTE”

Neotel launches “NeoBroadband powered by LTE”

August 23, 2013 at 7:01 am 0 comments

Neotel today announced that its flagship broadband service NeoBroadband is now also available over Neotel’s latest LTE network. NeoBroadband powered by LTE, is a fixed wireless solution designed to address the need of the business customer to have business-grade broadband service that provides a fast and consistent user experience forRead More

Will Internet be available to 5 bn people?

Will Internet be available to 5 bn people?

August 22, 2013 at 10:39 am 0 comments

Facebook, Ericsson, MediaTek, Nokia, Opera, Qualcomm and Samsung have launched a global partnership of making Internet access available to the next 5 billion people. The big question is when will this be achieved and what would be the role of these seven players in making Internet access available to theRead More